2007: Michael Boyd production

Richard III (2007) - Jonathan Slinger as Richard III. Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

Michael Boyd's modern-dress production came at the end of the first tetralogy of Shakespeare Histories covering the War of the Roses.

One ensemble of 44 actors performed all eight English history plays in repertoire at the Complete Works Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2005 to 2008. The shows were performed in the RSCs temporary Courtyard theatre.

In 2008, the shows took a six-week residency in London. For this, our Scenic Workshop and Stage teams recreated the Courtyard's thrust stage auditorium at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Use the links on the left to explore this production.

Review: Richard III
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, January 2007

Review: History Cycle
Anthony Holden, Guardian, May 2008

Reviews: Richard III
Maxwell Cooter and Pete Wood, WhatsOnStage, January 2007 and May 2008


Photo by Ellie Kurttz shows Jonathan Slinger as Richard III in the 2007 production © RSC

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